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Heather Mackintosh

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Hot Pool Hideaway Views, Holiday Home, Mineral Hot Pool, Stunning Lake Views.

3 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Waipahihi - Hot Pool Hideaway Views

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Mineral Hot Pool, Maximum 6 guests

The Space

Hot Pool Hideaway Views is a beautiful, elegant property which has been completely renovated in 2015.

Spacious living for 2-6 people

It has a magnificent view of the lake stretching from the Mountains, (Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngaruahoe) to the Township of Taupo.

It has a modern, internal thermal hot pool which is rare in Taupo and a real luxury.

This sunny, three bedroom beautifully decorated house is down a right of way leading to a large private garden on two levels.

The master bedroom with queen bed, walk in wardrobe, computer desk and ensuite have large doors opening out to the garden and lake view.

The second bedroom has a queen bed, lake and garden view, a relaxing window seat, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The third bedroom has two twin beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The holiday home is fully furnished with a kitchen well set up with all you will need. Basics are supplied in the way of sugar, flour, tea, coffee, herbs and spices.

This warm and sunny house is open plan living with double glazing, a large, flued, Rinnai Gas Heater in the sitting room, and electric heating in all other rooms.

Out Door Space

There are lovely sitting out door areas both front and back of the house providing sheltered outdoor living at all times. Barbecue provided.

The garden is well landscaped on two levels, with a very large lower level providing great space for games and added relaxation.

Within a few minutes walking to the lake at the bottom of the street, and excellent walking, biking, running facilities right beside the lake, with 'The Lions Walk' to the left, around the various picturesque bays, and all the way to the township to the right, where you can stop at the coffee cart or gelato cart en route!

It is a five minute drive to the very active township of Taupo with its multiple cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.

The Botanical Gardens are within easy walking up the top of the road, and Debretts outdoor Thermal Hot Pools are a few minutes drive away.

Taupo

Taupo has amazing activities on offer to enjoy and is the adventure capital of New Zealand.

Jet boat rides on the Waikato River right up to the magnificent Huka Falls Rapids, Paragliding, Sky Diving, Bungee Jumping, World famous Trout Fishing, Mountain Biking and unique Thermal Hot Pools.

It is a golfing mecca with four first class 18 hole golf courses, two of them being of international standard.

Taupo is a great lake for water-skiing, sailing and plenty of boat charters and cruises where the 'Maori Rock Carvings' can only be seen from the water, and one is promised a fresh trout for lunch or dinner!

Great Lake Taupo is centrally located in the middle of the North Island approximately three and a half hours drive from Auckland, and four and a half hours from Wellington.

It is a convenient base to exploring Tongariro National Park (11/2 hours) where there are two ski fields and the well-known Tongariro Crossing with its spectacular topography, stunning blue and green lakes and outstanding views.

Lake Taupo is also the setting for two famous sporting events: The Around Lake Taupo Cycling Event in November, and The Iron Man in March.

In addition, Taupo region offers, day trips to Rotorua, (1 hour), Tongariro National Park, (1 1/2 hours), Napier (11/2 hours), Waitomo Caves (1 1/2 hours) and Canoeing down the Whanganui River. (1 1/2 hours)

The Lake, from Tourism New Zealand.........

The beautiful Lake Taupo was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption which darkened the skies of Europe and China.

Visit the Craters of the Moon and you will see evidence of the Lake's fiery birth in geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools.

At some of Lake Taupo's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm geothermal water currents.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the whole property. We have a lock box with the front door key inside. Your code will be supplied to you when you book.

Guests enjoy free use of Wireless Internet.

Interaction with Guests

I have a very friendly approach to all enquiries and promptly answer all email enquiries and all follow up questions. Unfortunately, on most occasions, I will not be there to greet you as I live in Wellington.

I will provide you with the code for the lock box once the booking has been confirmed.

There will be very clear house instructions on the dining room table.

My sister lives in Taupo close by and her numbers are provided in the instruction sheet. I will be available by mobile (Phone Number Hidden) if you need me.

Please note that this is a quiet, safe neighbourhood and consideration for our neighbours is important.

Neighbourhood

We are a few minutes from the lake which has beautiful walks in both directions right beside the lake; around The Bays and into the Township.

Local shopping centre a couple of minutes away at Richmond Heights with good 4 Square Grocery Shop, liquor store, & great fish and chips

The airport is 2 K from our house.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heather Mackintosh (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Why Heather Mackintosh chose Taupo Central

My parents first holidayed at Lake Taupo in the 1970s. We continued the tradition with our own children and grandchildren. Our children became addicted to water skiing, boating, fishing, tramping and snow skiing.

What makes this house unique

The unique thing about this house, apart from the thermal hot mineral pool, is the magnificent view of the lake and mountains, and the two outdoor seating areas providing comfort in all weather.

There is a large, beautiful garden on the lower level which is great for kids games, or just to sit in tranquility and listen to the birds.

Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Hot Pool Hideaway Views, Holiday Home, Mineral Hot Pool, Stunning Lake Views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Boston, MA
5

A perfection of a house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this house for a month. It had just been redone inside and was very tastefully done. It had everything you could possibly need and if there were any questions, the owner was always available. They left a very detailed information package with suggestions for restaurants, activities etc. The house is in a great location just outside of downtown and in a quiet neighborhood. There is ample space for parking your car. I can't say enough good things about this place. I would highly recommend this house for anyone travelling to this area. We were very sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure communicating with you at all times, and we were delighted that you enjoyed the house as much as we do. Maybe we will see you back again in the future.
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Waikoloa, HI, USA
5

The ONLY place to stay. YOU won't be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

Four of us (two couples) met the owner and she is delightful. She gave us tips and ideas for the area and was spot on. Easily found this lovely gem with her great directions. The house was very clean and orderly but comfortable. The Thermal Hot Pool was wonderful especially after a full day of activities. Every amenity possible was available and we used them. Great refrigerator, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, all the utensils, cookware, dishes one could possibly need. We cooked many breakfasts in and many dinners. Great having a gas grill to cook freshly caught trout. The bedrooms were small but the beds were very very comfortable with lovely linens. The shower was big and had great water pressure. So nice to have washer and dryer. Even a clothes line if you wanted to hang your clothes to dry. Plenty of starter supplies for your needs. Local stores well stocked, nice butcher shop in town, Farmer's Market on Saturday, golf nearby and it was a lovely course. Convenient location for side trips to Napier, close to Huka Falls. The view from the living room and outside picnic table was to die for with fabulous sunsets; different every night. One can see why their family enjoys spending holiday at this home. Lots of books and brochures to browse. Lots of opportunity to fish, hike, explore, and close enough to drive to glow worm caves and thermal spas. This location could not have been better. Wifi was available as was a nice flat screen TV. Very open feeling of place with lots of light and beautiful grounds both in the front and back. Not to mention the very convenient parking right out side the door. The area was particularly quiet. Heather was wonderful in responding to any questions we had during our planning stage and was very accommodating. She was prompt in her responses and offered suggestions. If I could dream again of coming to Taupo I would stay here as it felt like "home" and was easy. Our stay was eight nights and it was much too short. Book your stay here and you won't be disappointed.Aloha Heather and Mahalo for a wonderful stay.

* Submitted: Apr 19, 2014

* Stayed: Mar 2014

* Source: HomeAway

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Séjour formidable

  • 5 of 5

Spacieuse et très confortable, cette maison nous a donné le sentiment d'être chez nous: soirées d'hiver près du poêle, promenades autour du lac et bain relaxant dans la piscine d'eau thermale chaude. En outre, la vue est superbe.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The English translation of review one. Terrific stay. Spacious and comfortable. This house gave us the feeling of being at home. Winter evenings by the fire, walks around the lake, relaxing in the hot pool. And apart from that, the view is superb.
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Taupo
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
State Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Lake Taupo is a wonderful situation in the middle of the North Island with great day trips to Rotorua, Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngruahoe with the world famous Tongariro Crossing walk, Napier or Hamilton. Endless local activities and a very pro active Information Centre in the middle of town for all bookings. Wonderful local walks to the famous Huka Falls, canoeing on the Waikato River, Bungey jumping, Paragliding, and sky Diving to mention just a few!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Waipahihi, New Zealand North Island

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
School Holidays
23 Sep 2016 - 9 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£359
for 2 nights
From
£154
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Period
16 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£359
for 2 nights
From
£154
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£331
for 2 nights
From
£140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £50

This rate is for four people. Additional people, please enquire.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Waipahihi in Waikato

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Laundry with washing machine and dryer in separate cupboard
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Plus a vanity
  • Hair dryer supplied. Heated towel rails. Heat Lamp.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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